State Violence and Collusion Project

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Members of the top secret British Army Force Research Unit in the 1980s. Ian Hurst is pictured second from left. Philip Campbell Smith is second from the right. Smith was convicted of blagging information as a private detective in 2012, and accused by the BBC's Panorama of bugging Hurst's computer.

The State Violence and Collusion Project has been set up by Spinwatch in collaboration with the Pat Finucane Centre. It acts as a platform for research on state violence and collusion in the Northern Ireland conflict. By building up a comprehensive picture of the role of state structures in the conflict, we aim to assist families and researchers in working on particular cases, and in making the case for a wider public process of truth recovery.

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The Security System


The British Army



Information Research Department | Northern Ireland Information Service | information Liaison Department | Information Policy Unit


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